Alaap Shah, Brian Hedgeman Quoted in “How Healthcare Organizations Use AI to Keep Their Networks Secure”


Alaap B. Shah and Brian Hedgeman, attorneys in the Health Care & Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, were quoted in HealthTech, in “How Healthcare Organizations Use AI to Keep Their Networks Secure,” by Jeremy Weiss.

Following is an excerpt:

In the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s 2019 cybersecurity survey, only 22 percent of respondents said they did not experience a significant security incident over the previous 12 months. That means nearly 80 percent of responding organizations suffered a major breach. …

Healthcare IT leaders must keep in mind, however, that many hackers already leverage AI and automation in their attack efforts.

“Though AI is having a transformative effect on the healthcare industry relative to cybersecurity, there are still serious concerns regarding the technology,” write Brian Hedgeman and Alaap B. Shah of the law firm Epstein Becker Green in a post on Lexology. “External threats may train machines to hack systems at human or superhuman levels.” …

Despite the benefits AI and automation offer for security, it’s still important for healthcare providers to have a well-rounded protection strategy, Hedgeman and Shah say.

“Organizations should continue to maintain a team of highly skilled security personnel to oversee the implementation and use of AI tools and be on hand to make critical, real-time decisions where automation cannot resolve a cybersecurity issue,” they write.

Related reading:

Health Law Advisor, “Artificial Intelligence: A Potential Cybersecurity Safeguard or Viable Threat to the Healthcare Industry?” by Alaap B. Shah, Brian Hedgeman.